#009: My Marriage Mistakes (Podcast)

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Marriage mistakes are inevitable and, without God’s favor, I’m just one decision away from doing something that could damage or even destroy my marriage of 28 years to my wife Susan.

In today’s episode, I’m going to talk about my marriage mistakes. Although I still struggle in some of these areas, I’ve made some good progress in others. I just have to keep taking responsibility for my mistake as I make one. Have you made any of these same mistakes?

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My Marriage Mistakes:

  1. Thinking Susan was responsible for my happiness.
  2. Wishing Susan was more like me.
  3. Trying to control Susan.

For the rest of my mistakes, listen to today’s episode.

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  • Tim

    I really enjoyed this podcast. It was as if you were describing me in detail. I’d love to hear more about how you made changes to improve these mistakes. Seems like so much of this is personality but I know some of these behaviors are learned and can be changed. Any further resources would be much appreciated.

  • Thanks for the feedback Tim. What kind of resources are you looking for?

  • Tim

    I am finding quite a few on your blog and various posts. An example would be details on how you changed from being a thermometer to a thermostat in order to regulate vs. reflect. I have been married 8 years and have improved in some areas but still have some things to learn. I’m enjoying reading your articles and finding the wisdom in them

  • That a good topic for a future blog or podcast-thanks Tim!

  • Heather

    I’m a wife and I could relate to some of these mistakes. The one I most struggle with is trying to control everything. I agree it’s an insecurity issue, and a bit of distrust due to past mistakes. I don’t know how to stop these feelings of inadequacy and distrust.